Saturday 3 October 2020 @ Leeds (West Yorkshire)


The College of Animal Welfare / Campus Vets and Pets
Topcliffe Close, Capitol Park, Tingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire WF3 1DR



‘Careers with Animals Day’ is a fantastic, fun and free event organised by The College of Animal Welfare.

If you want to work with animals and are looking to find out how you can make it happen, this really is an event not to be missed! With a mixture of both local and national exhibitors, you will leave with plenty of ideas and inspiration; what you then do with it is up to you!

Exhibitors (2019)

Below is a list of exhibitors who attended our 2019 event.

A-Law (UK Centre for Animal Law)

A-Law LogoThe UK Centre for Animal Law (A-law) is a legal education charity that brings together lawyers and others interested in animal protection law to share experience and to harness expertise for the benefit of animals. Through our work, we are able to increase the legal capacity of the animal protection community to be better able to use the law to protect animals and increase the depth of understanding of animal law amongst the UK legal community. An important part of our work is student outreach and the promotion of the discipline of animal protection law at universities throughout the UK.

Abbey House Veterinary Hospital

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Abbey House is a veterinary group in West Yorkshire which includes a Veterinary Hospital, the emergency service – Leeds Emergency Vets, and a referral service in Morley. We also have 4 local branch practices dealing with first opinion work as well as referral rabbit appointments at Kippax and Croft House. All the practices are inspected and accredited by the RCVS. The hospital in Morley achieved the highest level – Small Animal Vet. Hospital and Emergency Service Clinic. Morley, Kippax, Cleckheaton and Croft House are also listed Training Practices for Veterinary nurse training. The hospital is accredited by the ISFM as a Cat Friendly Clinic. All the branches have modern facilities with the hospital having separate dog and cat prep rooms, separate cat, rabbit and dog wards, 2 isolation wards, an ICU ward, 4 operating theatres, a dental theatre, 2 x-ray units, on site CT scanner and a large laboratory. We also have a specialist Oncology suite / theatre / ward. There are 9 vets and a physiotherapist providing a referral service in many areas for those more advanced cased. Commitment to staff personal and professional development is at the heart of what we do to ensure the highest standards of care for you and your pets.

Askham Bryan College

Askham Bryan College

Specialist Land-based college offering courses from Entry level to level 6 (BSc). Unique opportunities for students are afforded by the licensed zoo (wildlife park) on the premises which include project work, interactions with customers and other industry realistic experiences. Wide range of animals on site including mammals, aquatics, paddock stock, avian and invertebrates. Courses including Animal, Equine, Agriculture, Sport and Engineering available at York site. Animal Management courses can also be accessed via our Wakefield and Saltaire Sites.

AZEVN (The Association of Zoo and Exotic Veterinary Nurses) 

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The Association of Zoo and Exotic Veterinary Nurses was founded in 2016. It is an association which is “Run by nurses, for nurses”. Zoo, Exotic and wild animals have different requirements than the more commonly encountered, domestic species; We are constantly learning new information about them. The AZEVN gives a platform to Veterinary Nurses and associate colleagues to share new information, tips and advice regarding nursing requirements and challenges which may be faced. The AZEVN holds an annual vet nursing CPD conference over a weekend covering a wide range of topics from case studies to anaesthesia! Having a network of like-minded members is essential to push forward Evidence Based Nursing and to support our colleagues dealing with more unusual species, promotes higher standards and a safer higher welfare treatment of the lesser known patients!

Bishop Burton College

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Bishop Burton and Riseholme colleges provide courses in Animal Management. career with animals brings many challenges so understanding the skills and knowledge required to work with animals in a range of situations is vital and can be both rewarding in a changing and dynamic industry.

Calder Vets

Calder vets logoHere at Calder Vets we are dedicated to the training and development of all our team members, whether that’s Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Nurse’s, Animal Care Assistants or Receptionists. We have many years’ experience as a training practice for both Graduate Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses. Our team members will be available to discuss what it’s really like working in the veterinary industry. You’ll be able to ask them any questions you may have, as well as testing how steady your hands are for assisting during surgery, on our buzz wire game!

Campus Vets and Pets

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The Campus Vets and Pets team will be on hand to show visitors around our new kennels and cattery.  We look forward to meeting you.

Cats Protection

Cats Protection logoFrom humble beginnings in 1927, Cats Protection has grown to become the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. We help around 200,000 cats and kittens every year through our network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 36 adoption centres. Our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. Cats Protection has simple and clear objectives to help cats; Finding good homes for cats in need, supporting and encouraging the neutering of cats, and improving peoples understanding of cats and their care. At the Careers with Animals Day, one of the Cats Protection team will be presenting a talk on the work of Cats Protection, and attendees will have the opportunity to join a short tour of the cattery housing our cats and kittens receiving the help and support needed to get them fit, healthy and happy to look for new homes. An exhibition stand will further help inform attendees about the work of the charity to support cats.

Cloud 9 Veterinary Physiotherapy 

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Cloud 9 Veterinary Physiotherapy is a new and bold physiotherapy and hydrotherapy centre opening in Campus Vets and Pets in Tingley this autumn. The practice is focussed on meeting the needs of small animals, pre and post-surgical patients and performance of the canine athlete. Hydrotherapy treatments are delivered by a team of highly qualified veterinary physiotherapists using therapeutic handling techniques.

Dogs Trust Dogs School

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Dogs Trust Dog School’s experienced trainers provide high quality and welfare friendly advice on dog training and behaviour during our fun and educational classes.

1st Military Working Dogs

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British Army Dog Handlers are a vital part of our military operations, supporting our soldiers and protecting them from harm. Now 1st Military Working Dog Regiment is looking for talented reservists to work with our highly intelligent dogs, at home and abroad. You don’t need lots of qualifications to join us. As an Army Dog Handler, you can make a difference, to yourself, to us, and to them. We will give you knowledge, opportunities and experience that you won’t get anywhere else, and if that wasn’t enough, you’ll get financial incentives and paid as you do it.

Friends of Baxter Animal Care

Friends of BaxterFriends Of Baxter Animal Care offers a range of holistic complementary therapy treatments and a small but growing number of popular training courses/ workshops. We also provide voluntary opportunities for our students to offer Reiki, in particular, to various types of animals in sanctuaries, rescues and rehabilitation centres where we see them eagerly enjoying their therapy sessions and we receive wonderful feedback from the staff regarding the benefits observed in the animals. To find out more about our treatments and training, as well as our future plans and opportunities please come along to our stand and bring your pet for a free Reiki taster session.

Humanimal Trust 

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Humanimal Trust drives collaboration between vets, doctors and researchers so that all humans and animals benefit from sustainable and equal medical progress but not at the expense of an animal’s life. This is concept known as One Medicine. Advances in both human and animal medicine can be achieved more quickly, if there is closer collaboration and mutual learning. We believe and advocate that this will lead to progressively fewer laboratory animal tests until one day they become obsolete.

Hydro Paws

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Hydro Paws Ltd is an award winning small animal hydrotherapy and rehabilitation centre based in Morley, West Yorkshire. It is the leading rehabilitation centre in the area, working solely on veterinary referral to help return animals to function following long term illness or surgery. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team with other leading veterinary professionals in all areas of expertise to ensure the best outcome for your pet.

KL Falconry

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Providing Knowledge and Experience in the Art of Falconry, KL Falconry is a mobile Falconry Business in West Yorkshire.  Providing private encounters, educational visits and static events, we enable people to experience the agility, complexity and beauty of birds of prey up close.  Consistently pushing education, conservation and preservation, KL Falconry are persistent in our approach to ensuring our animals are priority; combining enrichment, stimulation and regular flying enables our hawks and owls (and beautiful dog!) to thrive in an environment bespoke to the needs of each species.  Get in touch with Kira for more information!


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Medivet is a veterinary led group of almost 300 branches with 17 24-hour veterinary centres across the UK. Underpinned by its partnership ethos, it is forging a national community of passionate vets, offering exceptional veterinary care that’s always there.

Myerscough College 

Myerscough College LogoWe are one of the UK’s largest land-based colleges offering Further Education (16+), Higher Education (18+), short courses, work-based training and online delivery in many different subject areas. We offer many courses in animal care, equine studies, veterinary nursing and agriculture livestock science.

National Horseracing College 

NHC LogoThe National Horseracing College offers a variety of specialist training courses, all of which are designed to meet the needs of the racing industry. For those people seeking their first taste of racing, our Foundation Course offers both riding and non-riding options, to ensure they have the necessary skills to gain employment in the horse racing industry.

Nottingham Trent University 

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Brackenhurst College is set in stunning countryside just a bus ride away from Nottingham city centre. Part of Nottingham Trent University you get all the perks of being part of a big university, and all the comforts of a friendly college. Covering animal, agriculture, equine and wildlife subjects we offer college courses alongside our degree courses. All taught by our skilled, experienced and supportive staff. Facilities include an animal unit, equestrian centre, laboratories, library and gardens and fields that are overflowing with plants and wildlife. We look forward to talking to you about options to come and join us.

Paragon Referrals

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Paragon Veterinary Referrals is a brand new, state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary referral centre, based in Wakefield. We provide the highest level of care for small animals, referred to us by veterinary surgeons across the UK. We are incredibly proud of our highly skilled and dedicated team, who work together to provide the very highest quality of care for all our patients. We are committed to supporting our employees ongoing development and encouraging further and advance qualifications. Becky the Operations Co-ordinator & Sam the Deputy Nursing Manager will be available to discuss what it’s really like working in the veterinary referral industry. You’ll be able to ask them any questions you may have.



We have a range of rewarding roles within our PDSA Pet Hospitals. You’ll be an essential and valued member of our team, whether you handle front-line enquires or provide lifesaving treatments. We treat sick and injured pets! UK Leading Veterinary Charity. We’re also passionate about providing essential preventive treatments and educating pet owners about the five animal welfare needs. We believe in developing our teams. You’ll be part of a highly experienced team within a large national network and get training to excel in your role. Our learning programmes include e-learning, courses and workshops. Plus, you can access career and professional development opportunities including our Future Leaders programme.

Royal Veterinary College (RVC)

RVC LogoFounded in 1791, the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London is one of the world’s leading veterinary and biological science institutions, renowned for pioneering approaches to teaching, research and cutting edge clinical provision.
Based in central London (Camden) and Hertfordshire (575-acre site), its two campuses offer a friendly and supportive environment with state-of-the-art facilities for its 1,800 students.

Students of Nature 

Students of nature logoReady for your next adventure? Students of Nature provide tailor-made group educational wildlife and conservation experiences for our learners, over in South Africa, where they can study to complete a range of wildlife skills and qualifications to further their wildlife educations. We create exciting wildlife opportunities for our students of nature, such as marine research, large mammal monitoring, bird ringing, cultural experiences, sleep outs under the stars, animal tracking, animal behaviour, conservation lectures, scuba diving, free diving, whale and turtle watching, wildlife photography and of course lots of game drives and nature hikes! to name a few of our exciting activities. Want to study wildlife abroad? Let us design a tour for your group!

The College of Animal Welfare 

2-CAWThe College of Animal Welfare was established in 1989, with the vision to use education to help tackle animal welfare issues and the problem of unwanted and abandoned animals. Today, the College has centres in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Yorkshire and Scotland and specialises in training in the land-based sector. We strongly believe that education and training is the key to raising standards of animal welfare.

Torrington Orthopaedics  

Torrington OrthopaedicsWe are a single discipline Referral service, allowing us to focus all of our attention on the management of Orthopaedic and Spinal conditions. This means that every one of the staff members here have honed their skills and understanding of orthopaedic disease, the orthopaedic patient and his or her needs…   All patients are different and our approach will always reflect this awareness of the needs of each patient as an individual living being with a unique set of desires and requirements to lead a life that is fulfilling to them.

Yorkshire Cat Rescue

Yorkshire Cat Rescue LogoYorkshire Cat Rescue is a local charity which provides a rehoming service for unwanted and stray cats and kittens.  The charity offers work experience placements to students and, when recruiting for cat care staff, will give priority to students who have undertaken animal care (or similar) courses and undertaken work experience at an appropriate location.

What people thought of CWAD 2019

The 2019 event at Leeds attracted over 400 visitors, all coming together with a shared passion for animals and an eagerness to make them part of their working life.

“Fantastic event, very informative and loads of options for people interested in a career with animals.”

“Very informative and good range of stalls.”

“Lots of very interesting information about different career paths and education.”

“Really informative and useful stands, and I really enjoyed the talks!”